Beli

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About Beli

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  • Birthday 01/20/1978

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  1. Beli

    Starting September 1st

    Hi all! I want to start a new Whole30 on September 1st as well. And from my last experience, I know I will need the company. I did one about a year back and it was great. Nothing equals the "tiger blood"...! I went off track and seriously miss the energy. That's what I want from this September: tiger blood. I need it to build a business while raising two kids. For those of you looking to reduce inflammation, this program should do you great! I learnt a thing or two on my health journey in and out the W30 to share with you as needed along the ride. I hope we make friends and encourage each other to stay on track because it's so worth it.
  2. Beli

    Starting May 11th

    Hi everybody! I'm in too...! I've been eating paleo for two and a half years, which has changed my life: I used to so sick... Nonetheless, there're some treats I have a hard time quitting and I think that's pulling me back from feeling really well. Wine and sweets, mainly. I have hypothyroidism and MTHFR, so I should know better. But stress and social situations get me... Silly, right? Why do I have to drink wine for everybody else to be happy...? Time to stick to a really clean way of eating, and to feel really good and energized! Would you guys like to tell the others a little about yourself? I'm 37, mom of two, and I live in Chile (though I'm French). Can't wait to hear from you...! Have a great day 1!
  3. Beli

    August 4 Start Group

    Yeah, but a bloated belly can become flat in just one day, and become bloated again (speaking from experience.) So I'm not that impressed. I'm with you in the not feeling the love and wondering if I'm on the right track... I'm not feeling terrible, but not great either. Last time around, when I had eliminated caffein, I had more energy than usual. So I've decided to cut out my tea or at least make it decaf and see what happens. As I was saying, I'm thinking of doing a "cleanse" afterwards, so in that case, I wouldn't be reintroducing anything. Tough... I miss wine, above all sharing it over a nice dinner, but I suspect it'll turn out as "not worth it" for me, I feel its effects so strongly: I usually fall asleep on my second glass, and feel totally numb the following day(s). [Did I mention I work as a sommelier? Just a little irony of destiny...] Good for you!!!! I'm sure you will. Come report here.
  4. Beli

    August 4 Start Group

    Cravings are beginning to hit me... It's like a Sugar Snake tempting me... "What good is this program doing you anyway?... Do you have to be a Taliban with your food?... A cookie from time to time is no problem... You're making yourself a burden to be around..." My boyfriend is back home after a month away for work. Yesterday we went grocery shopping and he wanted some wine and cheese and bread, and my elder son had pleaded me to buy Nutella and cookies... I said, in an unsure voice: "You know, I've decided I'm not having those things this month". He said: "I know, I won't be offering you." So he's supporting me. But I tend to suppose if I suddenly decided I'm having something off-plan, he'll just raise an eyebrow, or maybe he'll even be happy I'm not doing that stupid diet anymore. It's me imagining... I'm not good at relying on people. If I had had a spectacular weight loss on Paleo, or improved a diagnosed disease, like some many people, maybe I'd feel more assured. But I'm already thin, my issues are a foggy "feel-like-crap" syndrome no one sees. And, while I know Paleo has done me a lot of good, I still haven't resolved most of it. That's why I'm always hesitant to tell people about what I'm doing and I myself drop out of the wagon so easily...
  5. Beli

    August 4 Start Group

    (TMI alert) I gather this actually comes from mucous being liberated into your bowel as a result of the detoxification, and staying stuck there. Mods say: take magnesium to get things moving. A lot of folks say: do enemas or colonics. About the MTHFR, I've never heard of this, but If you need to detox more, it seems like starting right after the whole 30 would be a good "clean" place to begin. Maybe you wouldn't suffer as many detox symptoms and it would be a great starting place to allow your body to heal and cleanse its self even more. Plus it looks like that one is only 21 days, which will feel like nothing compared to 30! Actually, the detox program begins with an elimination diet (including caffein), so a Whole30 is the perfect place to start. And another good reason to cut out tea & coffee... I did. Great movie. My favorite part is the poultry factory farm vs Joel Salatin's farm. Hungry For Change is also a good movie to show people, I think. I'm still looking for a movie that would promote Paleo living in a way that's convincing to people. Do you guys know any? Good for you! And congrats on all your success! I started following you on Instagram. Nice! I feel for you, Ragbaby. You know, I can relate. I've had my own load of stuff. I suppose, when you do something like this, everything toxic starts coming out of your body, and that's true for feelings too. On the bright side, after going through that in my first W30, I have felt much, much better. It's like those things did go away. I started to tackle new stuff better. Hang in there. You're in the worst phase, but trust me it's worth it. What a lovely story! It's possible the omelette contained some milk or flour. Or maybe is it just that you're not used to eating so many eggs?
  6. Beli

    Any August AIP Whole30ers out there?

    Is it difficult to find grass-fed meat in Germany? I'm surprised, I thought it was like France. I'm originally from France, and there, all meat you find at your local butcher's is grass-fed. Only cheap meat from the supermarket is factory-farmed. Have you tried and quizzed your butcher? True you were a vegetarian till not long ago, so maybe you don't have one yet. I'd suggest you find one, and a poultry seller, and a fishmonger. Chat with them, ask for origins, cooking techniques... Good artisans take pride in their products and readily talk about them. Search until you find someone you trust. By the way, I commend you for beginning to eat meat. I know it can be very difficult. But I trust you will find yourself better for that. I used to be, not a vegetarian, but I really ate very very little meat, like maybe once a week. I ended up with chronic fatigue and a host other ailments. It's been a year and a half since I started eating some meat at every meal, and I feel so much better! I'll never go back to my old ways. What drove you to doing this AIP Whole30?
  7. Beli

    August 4 Start Group

    Shun you, never, Josephine. On the other hand, I'm not sure one of these + an apple = a good breakfast. If you could shift toward meat/fish + vegetables, and a quiet sitting moment, that would probably be better for your goals. You wanted to lose weight, if I remember correctly. And you said you had difficulty with that in spite of a lot of efforts, which suggests to me you might have a sensitivity to certain foods. In that case, eggs and almonds may not be your best friends... You are prettier and wittier when you HAVEN'T had a pint —at least, when the last pint is far away enough. So stay in there with us and you'll see the magic. I was feeling very very down in all the first half of my first W30. That's your system adjusting. Just wait. We'll hold your hand. Sounds like hives is pretty typical, too. Have you checked with the mods? Wow, that is a powerful attraction indeed! How brave of you to cut it out. How do you feel now? Back to normal or better than with your coffee? For me, I'm still constipated, which is really frustrating. However, I'm starting to understand what's going on in a new light after hearing that Detox Summit. My functional doctor thinks I have the MTHFR snip mutation and wants me to get tested but I've procrastinated on that because I didn't understand well what it was. Now Ive learned that this would mean my detox pathways are very weak and I need extra nutritional support to get them to work. I bought the book "Clean" from Alejandro Junger, one of the presenters, and I'm thinking of doing his detox program after I complete my W30.
  8. Beli

    Any August AIP Whole30ers out there?

    Susann, I think your bowl with tin foil cover is certainly ok. For me, I'm working on substituting my plastic food containers for glass ones, but I'll admit I'm not done yet. Have your read it's that bad? My glass containers are simple jars with screw-on tin covers I recycled. I also find them new at most supermarkets and home supplies stores. I also have some rectangular ones from Pyrex. I can bake things in them, and they come with a —plastic— lid. I have kept broth in the fridge for up to about five days. I don't think you have to treat it differently than any other cooked food. I'm from Chile! AIP (or Paleo for that matter) are pretty much unknown here! This forum is a great place to ask questions and share concerns and experience! And the moderators are awesome.
  9. Beli

    August 4 Start Group

    I was saying I was easily keeping off forbidden stuff, but I've noticed that I'm drinking more tea and coffee than usual. That is: in moments I would normally reach for some chocolate, I make myself a tea or coffee instead. I don't think that's too good. The goal is to change my relationship with food, not replace an addiction with another addiction. Plus, I'm feeling jittery this morning from too much tea. And I have a slight headache, which is also what I experience when I eat sugar. I read that caffein has an affect on blood sugar, I guess that's the reason. Anyway, I'm thinking I'll try to keep my tea/coffee consumption in the pre-W30 level, and maybe even try to eliminate them. What do you think? Has anybody experienced something similar?
  10. Beli

    August 4 Start Group

    Hi there! Hi DeeDeeHoops! I think it's normal you didn't experience the typical detox symptoms since you had already taken the biggest offenders out of your diet. However, the W30 still brought you some changes, so it's quite possible that your yelling was a burst of "Kill all the things". I'd observe if the anxiety diminishes alone in a few days before looking for hidden issues. Meanwhile... a nice bath? Meditation? Why weeping? About the work? The clients? Kudos for OWNING week 2. Way to go, girl! I got an enormous ugly zit on my forehead during my first W30. That's a typical detox symptom.
  11. Beli

    Any August AIP Whole30ers out there?

    Hi Susann! You're doing perfect. Some meat, skin etc. left on the bones are actually better. In fact, you can also simmer a whole chicken in water, and you get not only broth but also a delicious meat. Either way is good. There's no problem with hygiene from people's saliva, since you boil everything. Some pots close more hermetically than others, that's why some people need to refill with water while others don't. Refill if you find that the bones aren't covered anymore, that's the important part. Otherwise, you can let your broth become more concentrated, or add water to have it more diluted. With practice you'll find what's more to your taste. Hi Deb C! Have you seen any improvements to your condition since doing AIP? Tinkerbell: I'm glad you felt better, I hope you're better yet now. How have your issues been? For me, I'm feeling pretty good, but I have the same digestive issues than in my first W30, which is a little frustrating. I guess these have to do with another phenomenon, possibly detoxification pathways, I'm researching on that. Otherwise, I'm happy to report that eliminating nightshades and nuts hasn't been too challenging. I love nuts, though, so they'll probably be the first item I try and reintroduce when my W30 's over. I hope I find out I can have them!
  12. Beli

    August 4 Start Group

    Hi there! Just stopping by to say hi and congrats on your progress: we're one-third through! I've been very busy since my kids came back from their holidays, but everything's worked fine! We're all eating Whole30, and they don't even ask questions. Today's breakfast was hamburger patty and green beans with a little sauerkraut, and a desert of pears and berries. The only thing breakfast-y was a hot chocolate (homemade with honey, cocoa, water and just a splash of milk) for them and a tea for me. I'm still not going through the typical W30 steps, good or bad. Elimination is still slow, I manage it with Epsom salts. On the other hand, keeping off forbidden food is surprisingly easy. How strange for a chocolate addict. Have a good 10th day!
  13. Beli

    August 4 Start Group

    Same here, Ames.
  14. Beli

    Any August AIP Whole30ers out there?

    Wow, that's a mysterious issue, and I imagine it can be quite distressing. I hope you find a solution in this Whole30. I'm told a leaky gut causes increased sensitivity, because particles that normally wouldn't pass into the bloodstream now do. Have you looked into that? I recently read the Gut And Psychology Syndrome by dr Natasha Campbell-McBride and it inspired me to use bone broth and fermented food to try and heal my gut.
  15. Beli

    August 4 Start Group

    Hi there! I'm stunned. I feel absolutely NORMAL. Just like every day. Which means: not terribly bad, but not terribly good either. I have no cravings, no aches; no tiger blood, no flat belly. What's (not) happening to me? The-ames, how did you do? I'm afraid you're not eating enough protein. Two eggs for lunch and then a vegetarian dinner... Research has shown repeatedly that high fat diets work (as do high-protein, but for a shorter period), while high-carb don't. LOL (hope it works)